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Fairs and Festivals in Newport

Newport Waterfront Oyster Festival 2019

Bowen’s Wharf Newport, RI Phone:

May 17-19, 2019

Enjoy oyster tastings, six bands performing live music, a shucking contest on Sunday at 3 p.m.; Sweets tent in front of 22Bowen’s; aquaculture & reef restoration educators on site from The Nature Conservancy, RI Coastal Resources Mgmt and others in a family-friendly, historic waterfront shopping and dining district. Learn how you’re helping the ecosystem just by eating oysters! This event is held rain or shine, under tents. See fest website for musical lineup and more details.
Time: Two time slots are available daily, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $27; free for kids under age 12. Advance purchase tickets include four fresh, Rhode Island oysters and a beverage, live music, event program & tasting notes, contests.
British Motorcar Festival 2019

Colt State Park, Route 114 Bristol, RI Phone: 508-395-6663

June 7-8, 2019

Presented by British Invasion of Stowe, VT, this weekend of British cars and fancies includes a car show, scenic back roads rally, street party on Friday evening with live music. Also, come to enjoy British food and regalia, a car corral, a scavenger hunt, a Concours d’Elegance, a British attire and ladies hat competition, a tailgate competition and more. Schedule.
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adult two-day, $15; adult one day, $10; children, free; parking, $5 per car
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